There’s nothing better than a spa day, right? Being quarantined the past several months, a spa day really wasn’t practical, and even in normal times, it can be expensive and outside of my budget. The one thing I made sure I do more often for myself the past several months is weekly pampering. Setting up a spa day at home is easier than you think. Whether you want to dedicate an hour, a few, or an entire day, here are some tips for having a perfect at home spa day!
Set-Up Your Space
The first thing you’ll want to do is set-up your spa space. Create a relaxing playlist, or if you have Alexa, you can just ask her to play spa music. I like to blend a mix of eucalyptus and rosemary or peppermint and lavender essential oils in my diffuser. If you don’t have a diffuser, light one of your favorite candles. You’ll also want to grab your favorite bathrobe, slippers, a headband, and fluffy towels.
Choose Your Treatments
Start with a cleanser, if you love the squeaky clean feeling you get from a foaming cleanser, I really like this one.
I started dermarolling recently, and it’s made a big difference in my skin. A dermaroller is a handheld tool with a roller holding rows of tiny needles. Dermarolling helps fight acne and reduce the signs of aging by creating tiny pathways to the outer layer of your skin, so products absorb deeper and more effectively. Check out my IGTV how-to here. Or, if you aren’t ready to try dermarolling, exfoliate (the Wild Rose Petal exfoliator from KORRES is lovely) your skin to help remove dead skin cells (use code DOUSEDINPINK20 for 20% off).
Next, layer on your favorite serums and moisturizers, working from thinnest to thickest. Begin at your chin and massage outwards. I’m a huge fan of KORRES and love their Wild Rose and Black Pine collections (use code DOUSEDINPINK20 for 20% off). Don’t forget to give your eyes some love with an eye serum or treatment.
Don’t forget about your lashes. Lash serums stimulate lash growth and improve the health of your hair follicles, keeping your lashes stronger and thicker.
I find doing my nails is therapeutic and give myself an at-home pedicure every other Sunday. Start by soaking your feet in a footbath of warm water, 1/2 cup Epsom salts, and a few drops of peppermint, lavender, or tea tree essential oils.
After your feet have soaked for 15 minutes, run a pumice stone or callus remover over your heels, balls of your feet, and toes. Pat your feet dry with a towel when you’re done and give yourself a foot massage with your favorite lotion.
Trim and file your nails, push back your cuticles and wipe off your nails with polish remover and a cotton ball before you apply your polish. I like Zoya polishes because they are 10-free and non-toxic.
Body & Hair
There’s nothing better than a scalp massage, and when you shampoo with this scalp brush, your head will feel amazing! Follow up with a hair mask (this is my favorite, and you only need to leave it on for 5 – 10 minutes).
If you like to DIY, try these bath DIYs…Eucalyptus shower steamers and mandarin and coffee sugar scrub are easy to make with essential oils. Or, Panier des Sens has some fantastic body products that are rich in raw materials and essential oils and are free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicone, and aluminum (use code JILLXPDS for a free 30 ml renewing grape hand cream with any purchase).
What’s your favorite way to create a spa day at home?
As always, thank you for reading! Stay healthy and safe!
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